David J. Washburn, ScD, SM

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.436.0961
Email: dwashburn@tamu.edu

Healthy Policy & Management Department
Texas A&M University
School of Public Health
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266

Publications - (4)


  • Analysis of an Innovative Approach to Target Rural Communities in Public Health Funding
    Policy Brief
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2023
    The CDC launched a new initiative to address COVID-19 related health disparities and to advance health equity among underserved and at-risk populations. Based on stakeholder interviews, this project explores the formation of this initiative, its impact on rural health, and lessons learned that can be applied to future rural-focused funds.



  • Community Health Worker Roles and Responsibilities in Rural and Urban America
    Policy Brief
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2019
    The primary aim of this study was to understand the evolving profession of community health workers (CHWs) in the U.S. Through focus groups in rural and urban regions of four states, we explored CHW roles and responsibilities, the growing professionalization of the field, and evolving interactions between CHWs and other care providers.